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Cheers! The Bell at Clare wins top ale award

PUBLISHED: 05:30 30 January 2019

Daniel Espen and Zainab Khan, who run the Bell Hotel in Clare. Picture: GREENE KING

Daniel Espen and Zainab Khan, who run the Bell Hotel in Clare. Picture: GREENE KING

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Beer lovers can raise a pint in toast to the Bell Hotel in Clare after it scooped a prestigious award for the quality of its ale.

The Bell has been awarded the Cask Marque accreditation for meeting its standards in serving the perfect pint of cask conditioned ale.

The traditional coaching inn in Market Hill is run by Daniel Esplen and Zainab Khan, and Daniel said: “This award is a great endorsement for us. A lot of our customers visit the pub especially for the cask ale and it is really gratifying to know that we are getting the formula just right.”

Cask Marque accreditation is only awarded to licensees whose ale passes a series of rigorous independent quality audits of both the beer and the cellar standards.

Paul Nunny, Cask Marque director, said: “Daniel and Zainab should feel justifiably proud of this great achievement, which not only recognises the effort they put into serving the perfect pint but also acts as an independent guarantee of quality for customers.”

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